Screening The Blues: Aspects Of The Blues Tradition (Paperback)Paul Oliver (author)
Paperback 302 Pages / Published: 22/03/1989
- Publisher reprinting
The noted blues scholar Paul Oliver here examines the many different skeins of the blues form, relating them to other black traditions - musical and religious - and tracing the origin of the blues through the dense, many-coloured warp and weft of influences and inspiration. He describes "the dozens," Christmas rituals, and the coded (as well as blatant) sexual imagery that has always been a vital element of every popular song tradition. With extensive source notes, photographs, a discography, and two indexes of song titles and singers, this book serves as a sound, serious, and entertaining guide to the blues heritage that has vitalized so much of the world's musical culture.
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Number of pages: 302
Weight: 306 g
Dimensions: 126 x 202 x 19 mm
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